Preview | Tamworth FC (A) | National League North | 2023/24

Blyth Spartans travel to The Lamb Ground as they face Tamworth in the National League North on Saturday afternoon.

The Spartans’ first game of their new ownership under Irfan Liaquat came in a 2-2 draw Blyth performed a tremendous comeback from 2-0 down in front of 1246 at Croft Park.


You can buy tickets online here. All ticket information is as follows:

  • Adults – £15
  • Concessions (over 65) – £11
  • 16/17 year old – £6
  • Juniors – £4

An extra £2 cost will be incurred for each category to be seated in the Main Stand seats. 


Alex Mitchell made his return to action last weekend following a lengthy spell out with a knee injury, and so did JJ Hooper who played 45 minutes on return from his own respective injury.

JJ O’Donnell and Michael Liddle still remain on the sidelines.


Following a brilliant comeback to salvage a point, Jon Shaw said: “I’d rather it have been a little bit less dramatic if I’m being honest.

“But look, it has been a great occasion, a big week for the club and we want to give the fans something to be happy about today.

“You know we’ve been on this poor run and we haven’t managed to get a win yet, but I think the way we started the game was really bright and we had a game plan for Boston as they don’t concede many goals, but they have got holes, so we’ve tried to exploit a few.”

Jon Shaw’s post-match assessment of last Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Boston United


Tamworth sit top of the National League North having achieved 75 points from their 36 league games this season, however, they have won just one of their last five matches.

Their last outing saw a goalless draw at home against ninth-placed Curzon Ashton.


After their goalless draw to Curzon Ashton, Andy Peaks said: “I’ve just been speaking there and I think that is the one positive for me today is the fact it is another point on the board.

“Obviously Jasbir Singh was excellent, he made a couple of good saves first-half as well, but there wasn’t a lot of positives today and I just said though when you play as poorly as we did today, I thought we were poor against a team as good as them, to get a point is hopefully a good point gain.”

Andy Peaks’ post-match assessment of Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Curzon Ashton


The sides last met in October at Croft Park as Tamworth were 1-0 victors on the day as Jamie Ryan Jellis’ 93rd-minute winner allowed Tamworth to leave the North-East with three points.

Last time at The Lamb Ground in 2016, Robbie Dale’s hat-trick sealed a 3-0 victory for the travelling Spartans.


You can follow all of the action on Saturday afternoon via our social media platforms and BlythLive on Mixlr from 2:45 pm.

Posted by Ben Lightfoot